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Is atheism a prerequisite for skepticism?

Over at JDC’s blog, a post entitled The Trouble with Skeptics detailing a list of ten pitfalls for the good skeptic to avoid has sparked a mini-debate about whether skeptics need to be atheists, or whether “religious skeptic” is a valid term. This is something that I’ve been wanting to write about since starting this blog, but haven’t found the appropriate time or emotional fortitude to do so. But since there seems to be a bit of a discussion of the topic floating around at the moment, and since it is coming up to a particularly important festival on the Christian calendar (as well as being an important time on the calendars of other religions), now seems as good an opportunity as any.

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Daily Express: Zero coherent reasons why global warming is natural

Today’s Daily Express, true to its anti-science traditions, proudly boasted that the European Foundation (whoever they may be) had compiled a dossier containing “100 reasons why global warming is natural“. Rather brilliantly, in the preface to the 100 reasons, some chap has, in the “Have your say” section, posted a blow-by-blow refutation to […]

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